It’s a Matter of Love

Poetry for Palestine

Your writing is unhinged

Just be careful

Those people can seriously harm you

Aren’t you afraid?

Why do you throw yourself in harm’s way?

Tell me why?

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It is not a matter of courage

It is a matter of love

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A love so great that every sacrifice worthwhile

All pain bearable

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Love of Truth, Justice, Peace and Humanity

Love of gentleness and kindness, compassion and beauty

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Love of babies when they’re born

As they take their first step

As they make their first smile

Then from then on, every step of the way

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Love of children when they laugh

As they dream of hugging the world

As they giggle when they play

Flattering their wings as they fly

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Love of earth running amok

Day and night chasing one another

Hoping to meet by the horizon

Out of breath kissing the sky

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Love of oceans as they pound

Racing…

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